December 07, 2016

Faraz Iqbal is a technology professional with more than 20 years of experience in developing and managing software application tools along with delivering each uniquely integrated solution to market. Iqbal is currently the VP of Technology Solutions and Delivery at Naranga, and has been a crucial component to Naranga’s growth since its establishment. Here he shares his insights on why franchises thrive when the right technology is in place.

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November 30, 2016

When people hear the term “franchise,” they usually associate it with the large and successful brands they’re familiar with – the ones that vary from food and beverage all the way to auto care and can be found in just about any town across the country.

The reality is, people never hear about many franchises because they often fail before establishing a large enough presence to be noticed. But the right processes and evaluation can multiply your chances of franchise success.

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October 26, 2016

Carl Schirtzer is a franchise industry expert who provides business development, knowledge management, top-line revenue and operations consulting services to franchises. Leader of Schirtzer & Company, he has more than 20 years of experience in revitalizing a variety of businesses. In this week’s blog, Schirtzer shares his insights about franchise challenges and technology solutions and discusses what attracts franchisees to his organization.

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October 12, 2016

When technology advances, our professional lives become easier. Processes and assignments that could once only be done manually are now automated. CRMs keep you up-to-date with your clients, business intelligence platforms assist you in making the most educated decisions, accounting solutions help manage your finances and much more.

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October 05, 2016

As a business owner, how easy is it for you to access your company information? Are you among the many who are still managing their data from numerous spreadsheets scattered across your organization? Businesses in all industries constantly struggle to keep their data organized and easily accessible. Don’t let your organization fall into that trap. Educate yourself on software solutions that can help.

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September 21, 2016

Sammy Aldeeb is the CEO and founder of Urban Bricks Pizza Company. The emerging franchise, (and Naranga customer), has four locations, with 15 in development, including Texas, Miami and Toronto. As this brand continues to grow domestically and internationally, Aldeeb shares his first-hand insights regarding challenges, concerns, improved efficiencies, technology, sales and more within the franchise industry.

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September 14, 2016

Recent studies have shown that communication is today’s most important skill - something we already believed even without seeing data to support it. Effective communication shapes all essential relationships. To grow a business, it’s not enough to come up with a great strategy; you also need to work hard to communicate it clearly.

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August 31, 2016

As your business grows, you’ll encounter challenges that weren’t on your radar before. How you respond to them will create the foundation for ongoing change and growth as you continue to expand your brand. The decisions you make in the early stages of your franchise are critical to its future.

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August 24, 2016

Running your business is already full of tough decisions – hiring the right employees, choosing the best vendors, finding the prime location and much more.

It’s even more challenging to run a franchise organization without proper franchise operations software in place. The goal of a franchise operations software solution is to balance integrity across the organization, acting as one source of truth to manage the needs and growth of your brand. One decision that should not be difficult to make is choosing the best solution to seamlessly manage your business.

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August 17, 2016

Your brand is growing and so are your franchise locations. That’s great news.

At the same time, your operations are getting a little disjointed and disorganized. That’s not so great, especially when franchises thrive on quality and consistency.

But more locations and operations often cause growing pains. The question is, how are you managing them? With Excel spreadsheets and other homegrown solutions? Here are five signs that you’re getting large enough to consider moving to a central platform that gives you a 360-degree view of your business.

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